Archive for April, 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

For those who fall easy under the spell of rock and roll’s wild-haired cosmic prancer, Marc Bolan’s Demos From the Underworld is streaming on the the glam man’s legacy Bandcamp. This digital album collects a sampling of musical sketches from T. Rex’s final three LPs, Bolan’s Zip Gun, Futuristic Dragon, and Dandy In the Underworld, and […]

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Welcome to installment 19 of The Lagniappe Sessions, a recurring series in which we invite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to their favorite songs. Last May White Fence (Tim Presley) laid […]

Monday, April 29th, 2013

On Tuesday, Willie Nelson will turn eighty years old. If you happen to have caught him live lately, that might take you by surprise. Willie won’t be the first touring octogenarian — Ralph Stanley’s still on the road at 86; Chuck Berry, who is the same age, is still banging around St. Louis; and Yoko […]

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 290: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ The One Way Streets – Jack The Ripper ++ The Swamp Rats – Louie Louie ++ The One Way Streets – […]

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Provenance: The Pretty Things‘ fifth studio album: Parachute, 1970. No r&b bluesbreakers here — instead, proto new-wave power-pop. Two years out from S.F. Sorrow, “She’s A Lover” finds the band shedding its skin as the decade turned and the seventies began. MP3: The Pretty Things :: She’s A Lover

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The bones of the Velvet Underground’s carcass have been picked over many, many times since Lou Reed left the group in the summer of 1970, from greatest (non) hits comps to outtakes collections to live albums. Most recently, the band’s epochal debut was given the “super deluxe” treatment in the form of a six-disc box […]

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

A frequent spin, I almost played this slice of 60s garage Saturday night, but ran out of time. Dig. MP3: The Bush :: Feeling Sad And Lonely